by Ivan Petricevic
"I looked and saw
a whirlwind coming from the
a great cloud with fire
flashing back and forth
and brilliant light all around
In the center of the fire was a
glow like amber,
and within it was the form of
four living creatures.
And this was their appearance:
They had a human form…"
One of the most fascinating accounts of ancient flying machines can
be found in a very unexpected place, The Bible...
There, in addition to descriptions of what many believe are details
of flying machines, we find a number of odd details about
'misinterpreted technology' that existed on Earth thousands of years
In the Book of Ezekiel, the prophet describes 'a flying chariot'
that is supposedly composed of 'wheels within wheels' and was
powered by no one other than Angels.
Ancient Astronaut Theory
presupposes that this reference is clear evidence of ancient flying
On the other hand, skeptics and Bible scholars argue that the
Book of Ezekiel does not describe
literally flying machines, but suggest Ezekiel was speaking
'symbolically' about powerful enemies that Israel was facing.
But descriptions of Flying Chariots can be found in a number of
other cultures around the globe:
The Ancient Hindu
This raises a number of
Is it possible
that the book of Ezekiel describes mythological enemies?
Or, is it
possible, as some authors suggest that the Book of Ezekiel
offers the ultimate evidence of ancient alien visitation?
And evidence of
the existence of flying machines, thousands of years ago?
One traditional depiction
of the cherubim and chariot vision,
based on the description by Ezekiel.
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Astronauts and Ezekiel
Ezekiel is considered the 6th-century BCE author of the
Book of Ezekiel that reveals prophecies about the destruction
of Jerusalem, the restoration to the land of Israel, and what some
refer to as the Millennial Temple visions or the Third Temple.
Ezekiel happens to be one
of the protagonists both in the Book of Ezekiel and in the Hebrew
Bible. Ezekiel also is a protagonist in Judaism, and also in other
Abrahamic Biblical Texts.
History suggests that Ezekiel arrived at Babylon in the first
captivity of Israel and is mentioned, in a number of ancient texts,
as a great Prophet.
The name Ezekiel means 'God strengthens'.
One of the key parts of the book of Ezekiel and one of the main
reasons why we take into consideration what is written in the book
is the fact that The Book of Ezekiel was written in the first
saw this... I observed that... I went there...
The book describes
something observed in the first person, unlike many other Biblical
texts that are written in the third person.
One of the key parts of the Book of Ezekiel is when Ezekiel
mentioned witnessing a 'wheel chariot' come from the heaven towards
him. Inside this wheel chariot were beings with the 'likeness of
The Book of Ezekiel makes reference of a chariot - a flying vehicle
- without clear means of propulsion, although it was powered by
divine energy, celestial energy. An energy that moved. An energy
that had sound.
Those descriptions are
interpreted by many people as technology. Modern technology, but it
was modern technology that was misinterpreted by people in the past.
If we read the book of Ezekiel, specifically where the chariot of
fire is mentioned we will notice its similarity to the landing
and/or takeoff of a modern spacecraft.
There's a windstorm,
there are flashes of lighting, there are clouds, lights and
altogether it's a magnificent spectacle, especially for someone who
lived two thousand years ago.
Furthermore, Ezekiel even describes the composition of the chariot
that came down from the heaven as appearing to be made out of
The Book Of Ezekiel, Chariots of Fire, and Spaceships
Ezekiel, one of the 66 books in the Bible.
Here's what Ezekiel wrote:
4 I looked and saw a
whirlwind coming from the north, a great cloud with fire
flashing back and forth and brilliant light all around it. In
the center of the fire was a glow like amber,
5 and within it was the form of four living creatures. And this
was their appearance: They had a human form,
6 but each had four faces and four wings.…
7 Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were
like the hooves of a calf, gleaming like polished bronze.…
8 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands.
All four of them had faces and wings…
9 and their wings were touching one another. They did not turn
as they moved; each one went straight ahead.…
10 The form of their faces was that of a man, and each of the
four had the face of a lion on the right side, the face of an ox
on the left side, and also the face of an eagle.…
11 Such were their faces. Their wings were spread upward; each
had two wings touching the wings of the creature on either side,
and two wings covering its body...
12 Each creature went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would
go, they would go, without turning as they moved.…
13 In the midst of the living creatures was the appearance of
glowing of coals of fire, or of torches. Fire moved back and
forth between the living creatures; it was bright, and lightning
flashed out of it.…
14 The creatures were darting back and forth as quickly as
flashes of lightning...
And despite the fact that
Ezekiel does his best effort in describing what he witnessed coming
frown from heaven, most of the accounts portrayed in the bible
artwork leave out key details of Ezekiel's Flying Chariot:
The Fire, the
Lightning, and the omnidirectional wheels.
Furthermore, in the Book
of Ezekiel we find a crystal-clear description of the mysterious,
powerful flying device:
15 When I looked at
the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each
creature with its four faces.
16 The workmanship of the wheels looked like the gleam of beryl,
and all four had the same likeness. Their workmanship looked
like a wheel within a wheel.
17 As they moved, they went in any of the four directions,
without pivoting as they moved.
18 Their rims they were high and awesome, and all four rims were
full of eyes all around.
19 So as the living creatures moved, the wheels moved beside
them, and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels
20 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels
would rise alongside them, because the spirit of the living
creatures was in the wheels.
21 When the creatures moved, the wheels moved; when the
creatures stood still, the wheels stood still; and when the
creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose alongside them,
because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
22 Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was the
shape on an awesome expanse, gleaming like crystal.
As you can see, Ezekiel
describes in his book something fascinating coming down from
heaven, making the Earth tremble.
It was something, unlike anything he had seen before. It was
powerful, it was glowing. From it came beings that resembled humans
but were altogether different.
In the 1970's A NASA scientist called
Joseph Blumrich decided he
wanted to disprove the idea that Ezekiel witnessed a spaceship
coming down from the heaven.
Blumrich was a top-notch NASA scientist who worked on the moon
project, and he was a rocket engineer. From that standing point, he
decided to see what was written down by Ezekiel in the first part of
the Book of Ezekiel.
Despite his skepticism, and after months of tedious research and
reading, Blumirch eventually concluded that what Ezekiel described
in his eyewitness report,
was indeed a type of spacecraft.
This conclusion led Blumrich to write a book titled
The Spaceships of Eziekel.
So what did
Ezekiel witness, if he witnessed anything at all?
Could he have
really witnessed a flying chariot and angles resembling
Or, is it
possible, as some like to suggest, that Ezekiel had
witnessed, like many before and after him, physical evidence
of extraterrestrial beings?